Thoughts on Wayward Strand (Steam Next Fest 2022 Demo)

Should memory serve me well, my first encounter with Wayward Strand came during Nintendo’s latest Indie World presentation. Almost quietly, the quirks and mannerisms of this benign game appealed to me. I’ve come to like the idea of simply sitting down and interacting with people, getting to know their perspectives and insight. Assuming it would release much later, I came to find out that not only was a demo available, but it’s releasing in full next month. Convenient!

Quick structure disclaimer: Given this (and all the others) is only a demo, I won’t be too in-depth with my coverage, and will only reflect on the good and the bad. No overly long personal history or filibuster. No nonsense. That said, I will provide a synopsis for the game below.

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